Lately I find myself having to walk away from the news, turning off the TV. Newspapers pile up on the counter for a few days until I’m brave enough to sort through them. I have all but checked out of some social media sites because of the mean spirited political climate. Don’t get me wrong. I am interested in and want to be informed of what’s going on in the world, and I want to do my part to make the world a better place. But for the time being, in light of the violence, chaos, the constant turmoil and heartache in our world, I now need to take it all in small doses.
I firmly believe that despite the evil we know that exists, it is still an incredibly beautiful world filled with good hearted, thoughtful, kind souls everywhere. There is beauty beyond measure to behold. We don’t need to judge; we don’t need to agree on anything at all to be kind to one another. Let’s extend more compassion, kindness, forgiveness, and love. Let’s work on finding the best in everyone.
As for me, I’m taking care of myself: I plan to keep going on early morning walks with this sweet girl,I’ll keep hiking and seeking solace in nature,I’ll spend all the time I can with these grand loves, I’ll keep writing, reading, listening to music, baking and trying new recipes, looking for good news, visiting with the wonderful friends and family members I’ve been blessed with, I’ll have morning coffee under the pergola. I’ll keep my eyes open for hearts,and I’ll be in the garden.I’ll be counting my blessings and praying for our world.
“When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.” ~Minnie Almoner